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Alf Thornley
Currently Unavailable
Hybridiser: Clark, Dave, (UK)
Year Introduced: 1981
Height 75cm
Spread 70cm


Medium sized perfect blooms, vigorous, slightly lax, likes cool shade, prefers to be grown outside as much as possible. Very easy to grow and free flowering (two flowers per axil).

This is a popular and beautiful cultivar that we can thoroughly recommend. One of our very favourite doubles. Successful exhibition cultivar. Superb.

Tube: Pink, fairly short.

Sepals: Vibrant red rose, 1/2 up, recurved, but with slightly reflexed tips.

Corolla: A smooth creamy white, with slight red rose veining at petal base. Very full, neat, short, ruffled petals, fully flared.

Parentage: Lilac Lustre x unamed seedling.

AFS 1742, NKvF 3632

"Medium sized full double flower of perfect shape. The tube and sepals are dark pink with a perfectly formed cream corolla. The sepals fly sufficiently to show off the corolla.Very vigorous grower, needs to be grown outside. Loves cool shade. Produces two flowers in each leaf axil. A well balanced plant. Has taken many top awards at Society and National level.

Named after the Lancashire Hybridist and B.F.S Judge. Very easy to grow. Lax."

Reproduced by kind permission from Dave Clark

Flower Size
Medium (3 - 4.5cm) #
Flower Type
Double #
Bush #
H2 (Min 1°C to 5°C) #